Monday, July 18, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Let's Talk About Doping In Rowing


And we mean that in two ways.

First, we mean let's stop pretending that doping couldn't possibly be going on in rowing because (by and large) it's an amateur sport. And second, we mean that given recent alarming findings by the IAAF, we need to start having open conversations about it.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Video Of The Week: Henley Royal Regatta Reprise, Plus an Interview with Filmmaker Adam Heayberd

Views from the launch (Screen capture)

This week's video offers a skillfully shot and beautifully edited look back at Henley Royal Regatta, plus a quick interview with the filmmaker, Molesey Boat Club's Adam Heayberd.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Rowers: Please Stop Talking About How Painful Rowing Is

Painfully played-out: Why are we constantly harping on the negative?

It seems like every few months, there is a new article or video published about how difficult rowing is. We're treated to another round of metaphors about abysses of pain, and needles being driven into legs, etc., etc., and for what? This isn't the first time we've discussed the topic here on RR, and it likely won’t be the last. And that's because 'rowing is pain' stories are not good for the sport.

Here's why.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Video Of The Week: Finals Day at Henley Royal Regatta, 2016 [UPDATES]

An epic week in Henley-on-Thames (Photo: RR Staff)

This year's Henley Royal Regatta was not short on excitement, crashes, upsets, and even controversy. The one thing that's indisputable, in our opinion, is that it boasted the best coverage of any regatta in the world to date, including the Olympic Games.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A Few Henley Royal Regatta 2016 #HOTTAKES from the RR Foreign Office

It's nearly time...

The second year of Sir Steve Redgrave’s tenure as Regatta Chairman has seen a record entry of 629 crews, including 165 foreign crews—in itself a record, and up 45% on last year’s figure of 114.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Video Of The Week: U.S. Crews Have a History of Success at Henley Royal Regatta

Looking back at the competition in 2015 (Screen capture)

It's officially Henley week! And, just in case you're not already champing at the bit with anticipation, here's the latest video from Henley Royal Regatta, looking back on some of the outstanding performances of American crews—of which there were a record number of entries—in 2015.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Video: Watch the Last 250m of the Olympic Men's Pair Trials

Racing to the line at Olympic Trials (Screen capture)

Thanks to the Friends of Cal Crew YouTube channel, you can watch the sprint from this morning's race that determined who would be going to the Olympic Games in the men's pair.